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J. N. Manor

Milwaukee, WI USA
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  • Replay

  • By: Ken Grimwood
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,127

In 1988, 43-year-old Jeff Winston died of a heart attack. But then he awoke, and it was 1963; Jeff was 18 all over again, his memory of the next two decades intact. This time around, Jeff would gain all the power and wealth he never had before. This time around he'd know how to do it right. Until next time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Book for the past 10 years

  • By psnorb on 12-29-08

Superb!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-12

Any additional comments?

I have always been interested in the concept of living my life over again but knowing everything I know now. This book explores many of the extremes to which this concept could be taken. It is a very satisfying read.

  • The Stand

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 47 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,643

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My First Completed Stephen King Novel

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 02-20-12

Good story, a bit too long.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-12

Any additional comments?

It did drag for me in parts. Not my favorite King book. I really liked 11/23/64.

  • The Hunger Games

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,709

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Absolutely grating narrator.

  • By tcp100 on 12-27-11

Good story, very entertaining.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-12

Any additional comments?

This is not a story for children, even though it is about children. Similar to Lord of the Flies.

  • The Deep Blue Good-By

  • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 1
  • By: John D. MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,719
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,307
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,314

He's a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: he'll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Entertaining Start To A Classic Series

  • By Michael Cavacini on 06-15-12

Not great

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-12

Any additional comments?

The hook is great but the main story is just too bizarre. Maybe I just can't relate.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Drop Dead Healthy

  • One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection
  • By: A. J. Jacobs
  • Narrated by: A. J. Jacobs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 630
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 535

A. J. Jacobs tackles his most challenging experiment yet: a yearlong mission to radically improve every element of his body and mind - from his brain to his fingertips to his abs. First, he had to tackle a complicated web of diet and exercise advice, most which is nonsensical, unproven, and contradictory. Second, he had to consult a team of medical advisers. And finally, he had to subject himself, over the course of two years, to a grueling regimen of exercises and a range of diets and nutritional plans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A comic tries a little of everything

  • By Niall on 04-14-12

Fun Read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-12

Any additional comments?

More of a collection of fun antidotes than a story. This is not a self help book.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful